Amazon is offering $35 off a Fire TV Cube plus $3 credit when you trade in a Chromecast, Roku, or Apple TV

Amazon has just started running a new “Trade up to Fire TV” promotion that will give you $35 off a new Fire TV Cube or $25 off a new Fire TV 3 (Pendant) when you trade in a Chromecast, Roku, or Apple TV. In addition to the discount, you’ll get $2.99 in Amazon credit, which brings the final out-of-pocket price of the Fire TV Cube down to $82. That’s even better than the Prime-only introductory pre-order price of $89.99. The final out-of-pocket price for the Fire TV 3 would be $42, which is less than any sale price that we have seen.

This trade-in offer is exceptionally generous when you consider that you can literally buy a refurbished Roku Express for less than $27 directly from Amazon and trade it right back to them and still come out ahead $10 when you buy the Fire TV Cube. If you’re in the market for a new Fire TV Cube or Fire TV, and don’t have anything to trade in, you may seriously want to consider picking up a used device from somewhere to take advantage of this offer. Thess $8.26 Roku 3s (2014 model) and these $9.41 Roku 2s (2015 model) are the cheapest item on eBay that I could find that qualifies for this trade-in offer.

The FAQs at the bottom of the offer page say the device you trade in doesn’t have to even be working. The remote can even be missing and you’ll still qualify for the discount and credit. Amazon will give you a free shipping label to use to send in your device and if, for whatever reason, it’s not accepted, they’ll ship it back to you for free.

Once your trade-in is accepted, you’ll receive a $2.99 credit applied to your Amazon account that can be used towards any Amazon purchase. Your Amazon account will also automatically have the $35/$25 discount applied so that whenever you buy a Fire TV Cube or Fire TV 3, you’ll see the extra savings applied automatically at checkout.

There’s a bit of discrepancy about which streaming devices qualify for this offer. The offer page says “any Roku, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast device is eligible for trade-in,” however, not all models are available to select when you start the trade-in process. For example, if you click “Google Chromecast (1st Generation, 2nd Generation)” to begin the trade-in process, it shows you only the 2nd gen Chromecast with no way to select a 1st Gen Chromecast.

If what your trading in is explicitly listed, you should qualify for the offer without any issues. If what you want to trade in is not explicitly listed, you can try selecting the closest model and hope for the best. The worst-case scenario is they’ll just ship back what you send them.

To qualify for the $35 Fire TV Cube or $25 Fire TV discount, you must complete a trade-in by the end of 2018. The discount you receive must be used by Feb. 28th, 2019. That means you can complete the trade-in now and might be able to use the discount the next time the Fire TV Cube or Fire TV go on sale, like during Prime Day or Black Friday, to double up on the savings.

Update

7/16/18 The $35 and 25 discounts did end up stacking with the Prime Day sales. See here for more info.

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20 comments
  1. Sabo says:

    Unfortunately it is only the 4th gen Apple TV.

  2. Charlie says:

    Wish I had a Chromecast, maybe. Seems strange they are already making deals. I wonder if the pre-sale wasn’t as strong as they expected.

    • AFTVnews says:

      I think it’s not so much about selling Fire TV Cubes as it is about getting people to leave the competition. Notice how older Fire TV models don’t qualify for this trade-in offer. If it was just about getting more Fire TV Cubes sold, they wouldn’t care what you traded in.

  3. Charlie says:

    Seems likely us hold outs might score refurbished Cubes in the not too distant future. Can’t please everybody, so some will be returned for sure.

  4. Scott says:

    You might not be able to combine this offer with a sale in the future.

    This offer stated it can’t be combined with any other offer. A couple months ago the DirecTV Now offer wouldn’t stack either. The wording seems similar on this offer and that one. It might just set a discount off the non-sale price.

    • Reaction says:

      That’s interesting. Lowest price on FTV3 was $45.

      The current trade deal doesn’t help by bringing price down, from $70-$25=$45.

      Meaning you will give away your old device for not much.

    • AFTVnews says:

      Thanks for the info. I bought an old Roku and I’m going to trade it in and not use the discount until the next sale to know for sure if that’s the case.

  5. Dan Dutra says:

    I’d rather have any of those devices than this.

    • Matt says:

      I think you’re in the wrong place. Go back to your dank bridge troll.

      • Dan Dutra says:

        I’m the owner of a second gen FTV box, and several second gen sticks. When they release a sun standard product, I will call it such. I’m not going to fawn over a piece of bad or redundant hardware just because of the manufacturer or brand. If you can’t handle a differing opinion, perhaps the Internet isn’t the place for you.

  6. Joe says:

    Just used the roku link u listed to buy one, they’re down to $8.49. Not a bad deal. Thanks!

    • AFTVnews says:

      Thanks for the heads up. I’ve updated the price. When I first listed it, there were 7 available. Now there are 3 left and the seller has gone and listed Roku 2s for $9.41. That seller is probably wondering why these junk streamers are suddenly selling like hotcakes but rolling with it.

      • Charlie says:

        These are junk, for parts only. The offer says you have to answer questions about the condition. Are you sure you can trade in a non-working device?

        I forgot to ask yesterday what they will do with these trade-ins.

  7. mrvco says:

    I click on 1st-gen Chromecast, but it only shows me the 2nd-gen Chromecast. Even worse, the ‘trade-in value’ is a mere $2.99. Definitely not worth the bother.

  8. Damien says:

    We have a Roku laying around from the dtvnow promo.
    Cool news thanks

  9. Spotmark says:

    Perfect! I’ve got a 1st gen Chromecast collecting dust in my desk drawer. Shipping it out Monday.

  10. Jeff says:

    Offer specifically states “$35 off MSRP” when completing the trade-in — making me believe that it won’t work for a lower price on Prime Day or Black Friday. Worth trying when those days come though!

  11. Topper says:

    Is there a limit on how many fire tv cube devices can be purchased this way? I have a first germ Chromecast as well as a Roku 2 XS in working condition. I initially dismissed this because the Roku 2 XS was not listed on the main promotion page for this offer. But i did find it after clicking through the “others” link and finding it on second or third page of Rokus. But since it only showed a value of $2.99 and did not indicate the $35 credit, I felt that model wasn’t included. But reading through the comments now, looks like both my devices will qualify for the $35 credit? Hence my question if I can take advantage of this promo to get two fire tv cubes? If so, do I have to create two trade ins, one for each? Thanks for any input.

  12. spotmark says:

    Amazon received my first gen Chromecast and approved it so I got my $2.99 gift card. However, the $35 credit wasn’t showing on my account. I called in, and was informed that since my Amazon Prime account is a business account I was already getting a $6.00 discount off the Cube, and I couldn’t combine the offers. The person who assisted me found a way around that for me. She credited me $35.00 back on a previous purchase. So, in the end, I got $6.00 discount for business account, $2.99 gift card, and $35.00 credit, for a total discount on my new Cube of $43.99. Woohoo!

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